Student living

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European student housing deals have rocketed by 29% y-o-y to €13.6b across the continent in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Student Accommodation Guide, published this month. more


INREV Folders

John Oakley

Investors in Europe's non-listed real estate sector enjoyed strong performance last year as assets continued to rise in value, as shown by the INREV Annual Index, published recently. The Index, which is made up of only core and value-add funds... more


Construction site

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It was a bumper first quarter for Germany’s construction sector, marking the strongest first quarter for construction housing sales in 20 years, according to Germany’s construction sector association... more


EPRA 2015 - Berlin

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It's now more than ten years since the German real estate industry was in a collective tizzy about the new forthcoming REITS legislation. more


Gifford West

REFIRE - Florian Glock

Gifford West, Managing Director of Boston-based loan sale advisor DebtX, alerted us to an upcoming sale of a $100m (€81m) commercial real estate portfolio for a major bank in the Ukraine. more


Dr. Louis Hagen

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

The pace of price rises in German residential property is likely to slow appreciably, although a severe correction is not anticipated, said the president of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks ... more



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Thomas Beyerle's research team over at international property advisers Catella have produced an interesting report on the market for serviced apartments, that hybrid form of residential use so beloved of the professional classes when... more


German Bundestag

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Germany’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the country’s Grundsteuer(land tax) is obsolete, it announced earlier this month, paving the way for a much-needed shake-up in the market. more


Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt


There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... more



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The transaction volume in the German hotel market tumbled by 41% in the first quarter to €661m, according to CBRE, as demand continues to radically outstrip supply. more